Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso dead at 98

Entertainment News Oct 18, 2019

Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso dead at 98

Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso, who developed a new Latin-influenced style and taught well into her 90s despite being practically blind for most of her dancing career, died on Thursday. She was 98. Known for her strong character and strict discipline, and revered in Cuba ...

Fidel Castro's son commits suicide, Cuban state-run media report

World Feb 2, 2018

Fidel Castro's son commits suicide, Cuban state-run media report

The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide Thursday at age 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. Castro Diaz-Balart, also known as "Fidelito" because of how much he looked like his father, ...

The top overseas news stories of 2016

World Dec 29, 2016

The top overseas news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these world news stories as the most important of 2016. 1. The rise of Donald Trump: On Nov. 8, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election. The 70-year-old was seen as a long shot at the ...

Cannons thunder as thousands mourn Castro in Havana

World / Social Issues Nov 29, 2016

Cannons thunder as thousands mourn Castro in Havana

Galvanized by a 21-gun salute that thundered across Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans paid final respects on Monday to Fidel Castro, who led a leftist revolution, ruled for half a century and resisted the United States throughout the Cold War. Castro died on Friday ...